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Posted in: Aussies flock to Kiwi migration site after election See in context

Wow. Haven't been following the election but is Morrison really that scary? Grass must suddenly looks greener for some reason.

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Posted in: Employment rate of Japan's university graduates at 97.6%, near record high See in context

Very hard to know if the figure 97.6 is in any way meaningful given the quality of some job offers. A significant number of new graduates quit their first jobs in the first year (or years if they gaman a bit longer) when they work out it's not the real deal. Should subtract those to get the real figure. I suspect it would be significantly lower and not so glowing.

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Posted in: ATMs in Japan are saying they’ll transfer your money back in time to 1989 See in context

Great. Go ahead and deposit it. Imagine the interest you'll earn over 30 years by May 7 2019. Oh wait. Sorry. This is Japan. Pretty much zero.

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Posted in: Daimler says it has no idea how Kim Jong Un got his limos See in context

Exactly. Heard he pocketed a couple of million recently. Have to spend those US dollars on something. Even pimped his ride with the insignia and got all the bells and whistles too. So much for sanctions.

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Posted in: Putin: N Korea ready to denuclearize -- if it gets guarantees See in context

Conversation moments before the photo shoot.

Putin: Screw the US for all it's worth

Kim: Agreed

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Posted in: Japan expects limited impact from U.S. move to scrap Iran oil sanctions waivers See in context

Surprised Trump isn't telling Japan to buy it's oil.

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Posted in: N Korea issues mild criticism of Bolton over media interview See in context

Criticizing Bolton and Pompeo. Testing weapon systems. Visiting Putin and reaching out to others is all part of NK's strategy of getting sanctions relief while giving up the minimum. That's their goal. Expect more sooner rather than later because sanctions are biting. It's not the people that Kim probably needs to worry about. He can't keep paying off his generals with the level of sanctions in place, especially with Russia and China.

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Posted in: University professor accused of getting students to produce MDMA See in context

Might be a useful practical skill if they can't find suitable employment.

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Posted in: Black market strong six months after Canada legalized cannabis See in context

Surprised more people aren't growing their own.

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Posted in: New 'Star Wars' film titled 'The Rise of Skywalker' See in context

Will Disney ever let this cash cow end? Too many sequels, prequels, spinoffs these days IMO...especially in SF. Hardly any of them much good. Something new and original please!

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Posted in: Kim Jong Un consolidates power as N Korea shuffles leadership See in context

Great pic. Democracy in action. Kim gets the seat where he can see who's not voting with / for him.

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Posted in: Folau's anti-gay post condemned as 'unacceptable' See in context

So, unless he repents he won't get to go to rugby heaven (RWC)?

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Posted in: World's first 5G phone released in South Korea See in context

Don't really see the point unless you have unlimited data.

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Posted in: Comedian takes lead in Ukraine presidential vote See in context

What a laugh! Good for him.

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Posted in: Six Nations have 'huge concerns' over proposed global league See in context

I reckon they should have a top eight league (NZ, Aus, SA and 6 nations teams minus Italy). The idea of 12 is way too many especially for the players and having the USA and Japan in it for the money would be less competitive and very unfair to teams like Fiji (rank 9). Make a second league of eight with one slot in the top league up for grabs.

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Posted in: University campus inspected after 1,400 foreign students go AWOL See in context

Given the new immigration policy of accepting blue collar workers why bother tracking them down. I'm guessing the bone to pick with the so-called students is that they haven't been paying or will not pay their school fees. The situation where they pay fees and work at some minimum paid job is a win win for Japan. And I'd be quite happy to teach a class of them too.

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Posted in: Japanese actor and musician Pierre Taki arrested for alleged cocaine use See in context

Just heard Sega will stop the release of it's new game with him it. Ironic since he plays a baddie. Taking it a bit far me thinks.

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Posted in: Japanese anti-drug poster tells would-be addicts to just eat udon instead See in context

Agreed Deadforgood. Japan has way bigger problems with alcohol, smoking, overwork and pachinko than illegal drugs.

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Posted in: 2 Lawson franchise stores found to have falsified food expiration times See in context

"We deeply apologize for having caused serious inconvenience to our customers," Lawson said in a statement.

A funny thing for a convenience store to say. And it's got nothing to do with convenience. More to do with greed, dishonesty and corruption. Franchising is a very convenient way to make profits while allowing a company to distance itself from direct responsibility. Are they really trying to say they didn't know? - sure they didn't.

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Posted in: Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to 4 ½ years See in context

Why does China even pretend to have a legal system?

Because their farce of a legal system requires a fake appearance for the sake of convincing the majority of Chinese it has legitimacy. But really what it does is help enforce strict obedience, attained through force if necessary, for the purpose of maintaining total control by the communist party. A cog in the machine. To do this they must silence the critics and opposition, and their so-called legal system does it's duty locking people up and intimidating the majority. Doesn't look so good when they have to deal with the outside world.

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Posted in: The battle for rugby’s greatest prize See in context

Did say probably advance with three wins. Anyway, I'm hoping for lots of upsets - makes it much more exciting. Be great to see a country like Georgia or Tonga make it through.

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Posted in: Dane Coles re-signs with New Zealand through 2021 See in context

Wonder if Hansen'll pick him or Codie Taylor for the big games. Good anyway cause we'll need two fit hookers. Hope he can stay injury free this year.

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Posted in: Osaka reaches Australian Open final, closing in on world No. 1 ranking See in context

Good for her!

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Posted in: Tickets for all Japan games at Rugby World Cup sell out See in context

Took a while to register. Endless pics to click on to prove I'm not a robot. Then couldn't log in. System down for maintanence now??? Piss poor!

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Posted in: Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray to reunite for 'On the Rocks' See in context

Funny how you remember people as how they looked when they were younger. Ingrained in your memory I guess. High definition photography doesn't help of course. Myself included.

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Posted in: Chinese ambassador warns Canada to stop rallying allies See in context

How dare those backstabbing Canadians rally allies. Jeez, China is really starting shove it's weight around. Not cool.

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Posted in: Blistering barnacles! Tintin rides again... aged 90 See in context

Billions of bilious blue blistering barnacles in a thundering typhoon! Captain Haddock should be there too!

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Posted in: Coca-Cola to raise prices in Japan for first time in 27 years See in context

Hold on a sec. If the main reason for raising the price is soaring distribution costs then shouldn't pretty much every similar product be going up. Scary thought. Or is it cost because coke can. We shall see.

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Posted in: Xi makes his day: Kim boosted by China talks, say analysts See in context

You've been a good little boy so now now you can go out and play - with your missiles.

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Posted in: Chinese newspaper warns U.S. not to push too hard on trade See in context

I'm no fan of Trump at all but why shouldn't the US push hard when the Chinese continuously rip off US technology. I give kudos to the Chinese negotiating tactics. Don't push us too hard - or else. Inviting Kim to town is a masterstroke.

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